William Washington Thorpe

17 July 1823–17 October 1865 (Age 42)
Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Washington

When William Washington Thorpe was born on 17 July 1823, in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Thorpe, was 27 and his mother, Ann Storer, was 27. He married Hannah Fenerly about 1844, in Washington, Durham, England, United Kingdom. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 17 October 1865, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 42.

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William Washington Thorpe
Charlotte Cruse
Marriage: 1850
James Cruse Thorpe
Ada Cruse Thorpe
Julia Thorpe
William Luke Thorpe
William Luke Cruse Thorpe
Joseph L. Thorpe
Hyrum Thorpe

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    1850St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 6
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 13
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Yorkshire and Lancashire): from Middle English thorp(e) ‘village, hamlet, farmstead’ (Old Norse, Old English thorp ‘secondary settlement’). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in such a settlement, or habitational, for someone from any of several places called Thorp(e), which are most frequent in Yorkshire, the Midlands, and East Anglia. Compare Throop .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    1853: John E. Forsgren Company. William Thorpe, wife Charlotte Cruse and daughter Ada Cruse are in this company.

    Transcript Transcript for Manuscript history of the John E. Forsgren Emigrating Company: Thursday, May 19. At noon we left our camp in Keokuk, and in the evening made camp ten English miles out. Fri …

    Sources (17)

    • William Thorpe in household of James Frank Hoyt, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Wm. W. Thorpe in entry for Hyrum Thorpe and Christina Engh, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William Thorpe in entry for Joseph Thorpe, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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